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Image for Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 132A7036

ISBN: 0500273162

Condition: Good


0500273162 531 pages. "In this extraordinary Victorian compilation, more than 800 children's games are described, with their rules, their local variants, and the tunes and songs that go with them." - from back cover. Usual library markings. Average wear. Binding sound. Solid working copy. View more info

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Collier's Magazine, January 19, 1946 - Crisis in Clothes

By: Borton, De Trevino, Elizabeth; Duranty, Walter; Krauss, William A.; Eberhart, Mignon G.; Stern, Richard; Lanham, Edwin; Cohen, Felix S.; Holmes, Julius C.; Et al

Price: $149.95

Publisher: USA, Crowell-Collier Publishing: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 449G1837

Condition: Good


78 pages. Fiction: The Way to the Heart; The Traitor; Welcome, Stranger; Murder Haunts the Ship; You First, Son; The Counselor. Articles: Women Have No Manners; How England does It; Crisis in Clothes - the head of the OPA tells how the clothing shortage grew to its present difficulties; American Cover-Up Girl - Meet Sono Osato in Fashion's new treatment of beach attire; Jap Underground in China - can the Japs deceive the Chinese and turn our ally against us?; How We Bought the United States - the government paid more than you realize but made little profit; Eisenhower's African Gamble (Conc... View more info

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State Formation in Early Modern England, c.1550-1700

By: Braddick, Michael J.

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Great Britain, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 541H1167

ISBN: 0521783461

Condition: Fine


0521783461 x, 448 pages. Index. Footnotes. "Examines the development of the English state during the long seventeenth century. The main emphasis is on the impersonal forces which shaped the uses of political power, rather than the purposeful actions of individuals or groups - it is a study of state formation rather than of state building." - back board. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. An excellent copy. View more info

Image for The Illustrated London News (ILN), Saturday, April (Apr.) 19, 1941 -  Cover Portrait of Squadron Leader Douglas R.S. Bader

The Illustrated London News (ILN), Saturday, April (Apr.) 19, 1941 - Cover Portrait of Squadron Leader Douglas R.S. Bader

By: Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; Squire, Sir John; Pycraft, W.P.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4642

Condition: Good


Pages 493-524. Features: Photo of Greek Prime Minister M. Alexander Korizis; Nice one-page cutaway illustration of British No. 1 Infantry (heavy) tank Mark IIA in action; Lovely two-page illustration of Britain's womanhood as mobilised for victory in national war services - in their many uniforms; Two-pages with fifteen illustrations of the gentle art of baling out of an airplane (escape technique); Six photos of Italy's defeat and humiliation in Libya, where the Nazis have taken over; The War with Nazi Germany - The Peril in the Near East - article with map showing the German advance in Nort... View more info

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Township of Falmouth, Nova Scotia

By: Duncanson, John V

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Belleville, ON, Canada, Mika Pub. Co: 1983

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 137H4660

ISBN: B0006EJCO0

Condition: Good


B0006EJCO0 [8], vi, [2], 474, [4], ii-iii, 102 pages. Foldout map at back. Black and white reproductions of archival photos and documents. Facsimile reprint of the 1965 first edition. "A carefully researched record of the settlement in 1760 of the Township of Falmouth, Nova Scotia by pioneers from New England. Falmouth was one of the Minas Basin townships founded by the Crown to settle the lands which had been vacated by the Acadian French." - dust jacket. Includes more than 150 genealogies for families which lived on the west side of the Avon River from the head of the tide at U... View more info

Burgess and Maclean: A new look at the Foreign Office spies

By: Fisher, John

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Hale: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 64308701

ISBN: 0709164793

Condition: Fine


0709164793 256 pages including index and black and white illustrations. Reveals for the first time how Maclean, then the golden boy of the Foreign Office, married an American girl, Melinda Marling, on the afternoon of the day the British Embassy left Paris during the fall of France, and how the couple escaped aboard a ship that ran out of food before it reached Britain. Includes many other similar disclosures. Describes some of the daringly simple methods of espionage used by Burgess, and tells for the first time of the embarrassing contents of the trunk Burgess left behind. Author has mor... View more info

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Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War, Series 8, Number 4, October 23 - October 29, 1940

By: Hutchinson, Walter: Editor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432C7892

Condition: Good


32 pages. Printed on glossy stock. Dozens of quality black and white photos and illustrations. Features: Illustration of John F. Kennedy inside front cover as promotion for his book "Why England Slept"; Nice photo of a 2-seat Defiant; Incidents in Britain's air battle; Her majesty visits the homeless; Photos of Winston Churchill in Scotland; Text of Broadcast by Lord Lloyd entitled "War Effort of the Colonial Empire" - illustrated; Illustration of Italian armoured unit trapped in British artillery fire, by Montague B. Black; Photos of Greece at war with Italy; Map of Greece -... View more info

The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada

By: Kenneth Bagnell

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 41502205

ISBN: 077159593X

Condition: Fair


077159593X 271 pages including bibliography, index and black and white photographic plates. Between 1870 and the depression of the 1930s, more than 80,000 children from the poverty of England were sent to Canada by well-meaning philanthropists to live and work with Canadian farm families. "Superbly readable... one of the finest pieces of Canadian social history ever to be written. It is, in every way, an exceptional book." - Calgary Herald. Address label inside front cover. Well-used copy with lean to spine. Unmarked. Remains a worthy reading copy. View more info

Image for Haydn the Years of "the Creation" 1796-1800: Chronicle and Works : The Years of Creation, 1796-1800 (Haydn : Chronicle and Works)

Haydn the Years of "the Creation" 1796-1800: Chronicle and Works : The Years of Creation, 1796-1800 (Haydn : Chronicle and Works)

By: Landon, H. C. Robbins

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 342H4672

ISBN: 0500011664

Condition: Very Good


0500011664 [6], 7-656 pages. Index. Index of compositions. Includes 49 illustrations, 5 in colour, and 386 musical examples. "This volume, the fourth of five, begins with Haydn's return to Austria in 1795, following his second visit to England. By then he was 63 and universally respected as the leading composer of his day. He now returned to the Esterhazy Court, as Kapellmeister to Prince Nicolaus II, with his status enhanced but with less onerous duties than during the years before 1790." - dust jacket. "A definitive and analytical work by one of the world's foremost author... View more info

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Woman Pilot

By: Moggridge, Jackie

Price: $69.90

Publisher: London, Pan: 1959

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 761H1936

ISBN: B00BR6K5DS

Condition: Fair


B00BR6K5DS 188 pages. A revision of the 1957 first edition. Author "gained her 'A' license in South Africa at age 17 and arrived in England just before WWII. As a member of A.T.A. (Air Transport Auxilliary) she ferried more aircraft than any other pilot. As a pilot in the post-war R.A.F.V.R. she flew jets. As a civilian she ferried Spitfires from the Middle East to Burma, becoming involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict." - from back cover. Above-average wear. Covers partially detached from textblock. Inkstamps and prior owner details inside front cover and on half-title page. A... View more info

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The War Illustrated: No. 162 - 22 September 1917

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 813A1485

Condition: Fair


The truth about Tannenberg, article by Lovat Fraser; 'Billets' in Belgium - Barely better than none; Fighting the mud on the Flanders front; Heroes of Hill 70 who are closing in on Lens; Victors and Victims of the war in the air; Italy's road to victory through the mountains; Sea Men and Sea Dogs of the Swift and Broke; Wanted - a Naval Offensive! - by H.W. Wilson; Fact and fiction from Flanders and France; German super-works won by Allied Super-Men; British Strategy at Sea - a defense of present naval strategy by Percival A. Hislam; Indian Prince's Red Cross Gift for the Tigris - a floating h... View more info

Image for Sailing (Magazine) - The Beauty of Sail: June 1972

Sailing (Magazine) - The Beauty of Sail: June 1972

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Port Publications: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 357A4755

Condition: Very Good


Features: Exotic Friendly Isla Mujeres Beckons; Easter Fleet found itself in difficiult straits near Vancouver; Columbia 30 more 40-footer than 30; Westsail is appealing double Ender; Gary Mull's One Ton Yacht in Production at Ranger; Three Bidders for the Canada's Cup - Merrythought, Dynamite, Aggressive; "Pert" family day-sailer of the 30s still a New England favorite; Two Gaff Riggers; Olympics here we come; Robin off Scituate; Can a sailor be liberated in a bikini?; 400 miles north to Charleston - the annual Fort Lauderdale to Charleston race; Number 4 for Capt. Gray and TIDA WAVE;... View more info

Image for The (Toronto) Star Weekly, Saturday March 15, 1947 *COMPLETE*

The (Toronto) Star Weekly, Saturday March 15, 1947 *COMPLETE*

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Toronto, Toronto Star: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 339C6999

Condition: Good


A very rare and wonderful find! Take a trip down memory lane with this complete issue of the (Toronto) Star Weekly from March of 1947. Includes five separate components. Magazine Section Number One (16 pages) includes: Harvest in Springtime, by Mary Brinker Post; Tall Tales of the Rattler, by J. Frank Dobie; article entitled 'Arctic Becomes Frontier in New U.S. Strategy'; Trouble in the Desert, by Chester Chatfield; Article - Swing to Nationallization - in which Emil Lengyel describes how various European countries are nationalizing their industries; Article - England's Under Ground - in wh... View more info

Image for Trains Magazine, October 1941, Vol. 1, No. 12

Trains Magazine, October 1941, Vol. 1, No. 12

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $89.95

Publisher: USA, Kalmbach Publishing Co.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 727C8286

Condition: Good


50 pages. Many wonderful black and white photos. Features: Super illustration of Baldwin-built freight locomotive circa 1950; The Way Freight - up and down the division the little local train delivers the goods; The IC 2500; British Portfolio - England pioneered in pubilc rail transportation, has vast trackage net; Record Railroad Building - 20 miles of iron in less than six months - an achievement of defense program; Of Peter Helck - a commercial artist who in his spare time paints the things he loves and his paintings show it; Busiest Railroad - Pennsylvania electrification where trains ru... View more info

Image for Weekend Magazine, November 14, 1964, Vol. 14, No. 46 *Brigitte Bardot Cover Photo*

Weekend Magazine, November 14, 1964, Vol. 14, No. 46 *Brigitte Bardot Cover Photo*

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Publisher Not Stated: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 349C8817

Condition: Fair


70 pages. Feature: Canada's Nuclear Trigger - deep in a North Bay Cavern - article with colour photos, including the Bomarc missile; Brigitte Bardot - 30 and Sexy and What's Next - article with two photos; Canadian woman Pat Gordon studies bull fighting in Spain - photo-illustrated article; Waves Britannia Doesn't Rule - Pirate radio stations off the coast of England - Radio Sutch and Radio Caroline - article with photos; Hop Rod - cartoon strip; Russ Jackson describes one of 1964's greatest CFL plays - with photos; Better than Bloodhounds - Aboriginal trackers in Australia; Catherine (Cay) ... View more info

Image for Nutshell News Magazine, May 1991- Dutch Colonial Dream House

Nutshell News Magazine, May 1991- Dutch Colonial Dream House

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Kalmbach: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 127C9165

Condition: Very Good


Features: A Galaxy of 1/2" stars; Collectables - Flagg Folks; The Miniatures Photographer V - Up Close; Bill Lankford's Mansion; Carolyn Stephenson - more than The Miniature Lumber Shoppe; The Garden Shed; A Mail Order House - our 1/2" scale cover house; Dutch Treat - landscape your 1/2" Dutch Colonial; Claycrafting Baby Accessories; 1/4" scale Wicker Furniture; A New England Lighthouse; Along the Mall V - a Miniatures Shop!; and more. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

Image for Trains - The Popular Magazine of Railroading, September 1951- The Kennebec Central

Trains - The Popular Magazine of Railroading, September 1951- The Kennebec Central

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Kalmbach: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 556G0075

Condition: Good


58 pages. Features: Summit, California - where Chard Walker shepherds Santa Fe and Union Pacific trains over the top of Cajon Pass - great photos and some text; New York Central's New England States - come on a streamliner ride from Boston to Chicago; From Randolph to Togus on the Kennebec Central; Photo Section; Dining Car Blues - Your Meal on Wheels costs the railroad more than it costs you - long article with great photos; The Thrifty Compound Steam Engine - article with photos; Great vintage ads; and more. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. View more info

Scientific American February 1933 Volume 148 Number 2

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507791

Condition: Good


Features: History in the talkies - a vast amount of research is necessary for accuracy, but is combined with a certain amount of legitimate trickery; Our point of view - is beer intoxicating? Naval economies, Soulless machines; Television in England - a brief survey of envents of 1932 that are indicative of the general trend; More about meteors - astronomers also concern themselves with bodies no larger than bepples and distant only with the width of several counties; Leveling out the hills with more precise molecules - how a study of an automobile's digestion points the way to more power wit... View more info

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407 Squadron (The Demon Squadron) 1941 - 2000: A Narrative History

By: Procter, Capt. (R.)Tom [Editor]; Brigadier-General Brian Cameron [Foreword]

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Comox, British Columbia, 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron Association: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H3237

Condition: Fair


340 pages. Colour and black and white reproductions of photos. Rolls of Honour. "8th May 2001 marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of 407 "Demon" Squadron RCAF at Thorney Island, Hampshire, England. In WWII the Demons were credited with four U-boat kills and seven U-boats damaged, plus many thousands of tons of enemy shipping sunk and damaged, but at the cost of the lives of 240 members." paraphrased from Foreword. Part One deals with the wartime years, 1941-1945 and is divided into anti-shipping operations and anti-submarine operations. Part Two deals with the po... View more info

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"A Quiet Sense of Humour (Humor)" - A Collection of Stories and Articles

By: Riley, Christopher; Urquhart, Elizabeth Riley (Editor)

Price: $149.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Elizabeth Riley Urquhart: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 465H0067

Condition: Fair


52 pages. Intended to preserve the spirit, vitality, humour and zest for life possessed by Christopher Riley during his lifetime. Titles include: The Bear and the Sourgough, The Overpopulated Jackpine, Bears versus Skunks, The Drunken Whiskey Jack, More Courage than Judgement, Excerpt from a Letter to His Wife, Prospecting for Prospectors, The Frog, Continuing Our Education, Another Engineering 'Must', On Sitting at the Head Table, Proposing a Toast, and Matthew Sam - Prospector. Riley's family moved from England to Canada in 1903 and eventually homesteaded at Celista, B.C. He became a wel... View more info